Grand Bend is one of Southern Ontario's most popular beach destinations. In the summer months, locals and visitors alike flock to this pristine sandy stretch of Lake Huron, known for its lively atmosphere, beachy shopping, beachside restaurants, bars and nightlife.
After a day at the beach, explore the many hiking and bike trails, vineyards and more in the surrounding countryside. For thrill-seekers, the town offers plenty of options with skydiving lessons, parasailing and even drag or lap driving at the Grand Bend Motorplex.
Where is Grand Bend?
Grand Bend is located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron in Southwestern Ontario. The town is located about an hour's drive north of London, three hours west of Toronto and one hour from the Blue Water Bridge, linking Michigan with the town of Sarnia.
Things to do in Grand Bend
Spend the day at the beach
Grab your umbrella and relax in the white sand of Grand Bend’s Main Beach, one of only 22 in Canada with Blue Flag status. Accessibility mats allow access by wheelchair or stroller.
Hit the track
Visit the farmers’ market
Take the leap into skydiving
Enjoy patio dining lakeside
Plan your visit with these experiences and itineraries.
Points of interest
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Last updated: August 29, 2023